I am a recent Excelsior Grad and I live in Columbus,Ohio. I was wondering if there are any other Excelsior Grads around in the area that can give me some advise on getting into the hospitals. I was working as a FF/EMT-P for the last 5 years and I have really good clinical/emergency skills. This doesn't seem to be doing anything for me around here. I currently work at a SNF but I really want hospital experience . Does anyone have any advise? Will working at a SNF qualify for 1 year nursing experience? Is there any better alternative to a hospital to get experience that will accept my education and inexperience?